Financial Management for

Sydney Anglican Diocese

Let’s talk about streamlining your church’s accounting

Benkorp & the Anglican Church

Benkorp has been working with the Sydney Anglican Diocese since 1998. We have significant experience and understanding of the requirements of parish accounting. We understand how demanding the responsibilities are in a Parish and especially for volunteers. The Sydney Anglican Parish Accounting System (SAPAS) was developed to streamline accounting.

Change of Treasurer or need a fresh start in your parish accounts?

Benkorp can set up a new fresh accounting system that is built to last for the long term and will streamline your reporting internally & externally.

Do you need help with your bookkeeping and accounting?

Are you having any difficulty keeping up-to-date with the accounts or reporting? When you need some help or a change in the way you have been managing your finances Benkorp is available to take over all or part of your bookkeeping and accounting functions. Available for temporary support or regular ongoing bookkeeping.


Do you want training to ensure that everything is being done properly and efficiently as possible?

We can provide training and support for your volunteers and staff to ensure that your parish’s obligations to the ATO and the Diocese are met.

We can help you ensure that you receive accurate financial information efficiently so that you can manage the finances of the parish properly.

Present timely, relevant, accurate, and including budget comparisons for your Wardens and Parish Council. The Annual Financial Report (AFR) for SDS is prepared as a standard report.

Specialised Accounting Services

for Anglican Parishes

Bookkeeping & Accounting Services

With the availability of easily accessible online banking and accounting systems, Benkorp has developed a well proven system to ensure effective and efficient financial management for your church.

We can fulfil all or some of your bookkeeping & accounting needs.


Set up a new Accounting System

Benkorp has helped over 550 churches with new accounting systems since 1999.After using MYOB for 15 years, we strongly recommend using Xero Accounting Software and the Sydney Diocese SAPAS standard chart of accounts.

Benkorp offers several packages and services including training and support to help you get going with your accounts quickly and confidently.


Benkorp provides expert training on:

  • Using your accounting system
  • Improving your administration & financial management methods
  • Overall Financial management for your church

Training can be provided onsite and online using industry standard GoToMeeting. Individually or in groups.

From our Anglican Church Customers


“Our church has been working with Benkorp for over 10 years, in varying capacities. They have provided services from complete accounting & bookkeeping, to software and support, to advising and installing new products, to simply doing annual ‘roll-overs’ of our accounting software.
What has been particularly helpful is the way they are integrated with the accounting function of the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney. Benkorp’s SAPAS System of accounts is like a ‘one-stop’ shop – it meets all Diocesan, ACNC and our own financial information needs.
They are sensitive to the needs of churches, particularly smaller churches, and this has been a real blessing.
I happily recommend the team at Benkorp.”
Craig Segaert

St Nicolas Anglican Maroubra

“During the past 5 months Benkorp assisted in the installation of the Xero Accounting Software.  I have found Benkorp to be both courteous and professional, possessing a wide knowledge of the product.
My initial contact with Benkorp was generated through the Sydney Anglican Diocese and I would have no hesitation in recommending Benkorp to any client needing the services of a very professional accounting services organisation.”
Alan Newing

All Saints Anglican Figtree

“Our church finances were a mess. No one could understand the reports. The staff were not being paid properly.  Liabilities weren’t being recorded properly. We didn’t know if we were insolvent or not.  The only real indicator of how we were going was looking at the bank account – and it wasn’t looking good.   It was taking 20 staff days a month just to record our transactions….Benkorp had worked with not-for-profit organisations for decades and have much experience with Anglican churches and our particular peculiarities.  They spent time with us understanding our particular issues and procedures, and working with us to create a solution that works for us.
Now our staff are paid.  We know what our liabilities are.  The reports reflect the financial reality.  We can understand our accounts and know exactly what is happening….Benkorp set up the new system, helped us set up new financial procedures – and then trained our staff.  It couldn’t be simpler. Managing our finances used to take 20 days a month – now it took 4.  Stress across the organisation dropped considerably – and the church office almost became a place people would want to work!
If you haven’t gotten Benkorp to set you up – you’re not only wasting time and money, but stopping people from doing ministry.  Let the experts work out the money stuff.  Let the church serve.”Mike Doyle

Ex Campus Bible Study

“Benkorp helped us setup and use Xero – a big improvement to our church’s financial management”Jonathon Squire

Harrington Park Anglican

“Since having Benkorp process our accounts, we know that everything is done the way the diocese wants it done and at the end of the year, the audit has been very smooth.
We were not skeptical before using Benkorp as they had been very useful to our parish with sorting out our accounts and BAS details before we contracted their services permanently.
What settled the decision for us was that Benkorp is closely aligned with the Sydney Diocese Accounting process and provides a continuing service when the parish wardens are elected on an annual basis”

Edwina Waddy

St Peters Anglican Church – Cremorne